OFFICIAL 2016 @MiamiHEAT SEASON THREAD:::: - Page 29
Earlier today I read a post about how this team mirrors the '97-'98 squad. Both have beat the previous champions twice (Jordan Bulls, and LeBron Cavs) within the same season and have beat other wining teams. Both have had long win streaks... The 97 team had an 11 game win streak in February.
Alonzo Mourning - Hassan Whiteside, all star caliber centers who are shot blockers
Tim Hardaway - Goron Dragic, talented all start caliber PG
Kurt Thomas - Justise Winslow; 2nd year players and 1st round picks (both injured)
Keith Askins - Rodney McGruder; scrappy journeymen
PJ Brown - James Johnson; versatile bigs (although James Johnson is more of a 3)
Dan Majerly - Tyler Johnson; combo guards who come off the bench
Vashon Leonard - Wayne Ellington; three point specialist
Ike Austin - Willie Reed; NBA journeymen and competent backup Centers
Jamal Mashburn - Dion Waters; scoring 2 guards
The biggest difference of course is the '97 team went on the be the 2nd seed in the Eastern conference and this team is on the fringe. But talent wise it's very similar, IMO.
Who could forget this game
March 20, 2017
Waiters watching Heat practice on crutches and with foot in boot. Remains out indefinitely with sprained ankle.
— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz)
That's about as far as Heat injury updates go, let's hope for some better luck and better or no Josh Richardson of all things